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Do cross-border comparisons affect our understanding of how delivering basic services contributes to state legitimacy?

Written by Rachel Slater

SLRC's Nepal Lead, Bishnu Upreti  and Rachel Slater, SLRC Research Director look at how are people’s attitudes towards government are affected when accessing services in two countries simultaneously. After travelling to Ilam District in the far east of Nepal SLRC researchers found that the lack of health services in the district meant that people were crossing the border to go to clinics and hospitals in India.